Lagos, Nigeria – September 22, 2022 – Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Nigeria’s premier Central Securities Depository (CSD), has concluded arrangement to bring together government officials, industry experts and dignitaries across different segments of the economy to raise awareness about main and emerging cybersecurity threats to stakeholders in Nigerian capital markets and businesses across the country while charting a new course towards sustainable solutions. This was disclosed to top media executives today during a press conference at its Lagos office.
This year’s conference is scheduled to take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on October 27, 2022.
Mr. Lamido Yuguda, Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Mr. Ade Shonubi, Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate, Central Bank Nigeria (CBN); Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Chair, Nigerian National Cybersecurity Policy, and Strategy 2021 Committee); Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc; Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, Chairman, Board of Directors, CSCS amongst other distinguished professionals and government officials are expected at the event.
L-R: Mrs. Tomilayo Aluko, Head, Communications and Marketing, Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc; Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CSCS; and Mr. Tobe Nnadozie, Divisional Head, Business Technology & Digital Innovation, CSCS, during a press conference on the CSCS’ Cybersecurity Conference coming up in Abuja on October 27, 2022.
The conference themed “Future of Cybersecurity: Emerging issues and solutions” is one of the flagship events to mark CSCS’ 25th Anniversary of successful operations in the Nigerian capital market. It will feature high profile ministerial interviews, keynote addresses, as well as interactive sessions and panel discussions with leading experts.
Briefing journalists, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CSCS Plc, said that in line with the company’s strategic objectives, CSCS would continue yearly to drive engagement among stakeholders and advocate for the protection of information against unauthorised access. According to Mr. Jalo-Waziri, “Since technological advances marked by the emergence of the internet and social media have made it easier to communicate and reduce the world into a global village resulting in the elimination of boundaries in how people communicate and connect, there are complexity in managing the challenges that come with this interconnectedness. As such, we felt the need to take the conversation much higher this year and broaden the scope of solutions as we bring together industry experts and government officials to tackle this menace”.
L-R: Acting Chief Information Security Officer, Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, Mr. Olayemi S. Agbeleye; Head of Marketing and Communications, CSCS, Mrs. Tomilayo Aluko; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CSCS, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri; and Acting Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Resilience Services, CSCS during a press conference on the CSCS’ Cybersecurity Conference coming up in Abuja on October 27, 2022.
“We are confident that the solutions that would be proffered by these accomplished professionals and cyber-experts would go a long way to encourage corporates to build firewalls and mitigate against potential vulnerability and subsequent financial loses should any breach occur to businesses”, Mr. Jalo-Waziri concluded.
Commenting on the event, Mrs. Isioma Lawal, Acting Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Resilience Services, CSCS, said the issue of cybersecurity should be taken more seriously as cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated daily while encouraging businesses to get involved. According to her, “people should start registering for the event by visiting https://www.cscs.ng/cybersecurity-conference/ and join hands with us in the fight against cybercrimes”.
This cybersecurity conference is a hybrid event and exclusive high-profile business networking event that brings together leading cybersecurity industry professionals, government officials, financial institutions, telecommunication companies and industry regulators to discuss the significance of keeping cyber vigilance on varying degrees of business technology touchpoints for data exchange.
Being a technology company largely because of its digitized operations arising from the huge investments in technology, CSCS has been in the forefront of continued advocacy towards information security and a cybercrime free business environment. The company has sustained this advocacy since 2019 when the conference began with 50 attendees but has grown to record over 900 attendees drawn from across different segments of the Nigerian economy within the last few years.
Mr. Peter Medunoye, Chief Financial Officer, Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc; Mrs. Tomilayo Aluko, Head, Communications and Marketing, CSCS; Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, CSCS; Mr. Tobe Nnadozie, Divisional Head, Business Technology & Digital Innovation; Mrs. Isioma Lawal, Acting Head, Enterprise Risk Management and Resilience Services, CSCS; and Mr. Olayemi Agbeleye, Acting Chief Information Security Officer, CSCS during a press conference on the CSCS’ Cybersecurity Conference coming up in Abuja on October 27, 2022.
The Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) is a Public Limited Company, with a diversified shareholder base, including the Nigerian Exchange Group, some of the largest banks in Nigeria, private equity firms, other corporate and individual shareholders. With over two decades of operation, serving as the Central Securities Depository for the Nigerian Capital Market, CSCS has been pivotal to the growth and transformation of the capital market, including its audacious full dematerialization of share certificates and the shortening of settlement cycle in the capital market.
CSCS serves as the Central Depository for Equities, Commercial Papers, Corporate Bonds, Sub-National Bonds, certain Sovereign Bonds (such as FGN Sukuk and FGN Savings Bond), Equity-traded Funds, Real estate Investment Trusts, Mutual funds and Commodities. CSCS is licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The activities of CSCS are governed by the Investment and Securities Act 2007, the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2004, and the SEC Rules.
Leveraging on digital technologies, CSCS serves the market through varying channels, including its web portal; www.cscs.ng; online and mobile applications, web chatbot and, customer service call centre; 070 CALL CSCS – 070022552727 or 01 448 0500 amongst others.
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